Management of the Office of Justice Programs’ Grant Programs for Trafficking Victims

Audit Report 08-26
July 2008
Office of the Inspector General


Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF OJP’S TRAFFICKING GRANT PROGRAMS

  2. Program Design
    Award Process Service Provider Agreements
    Award Process Task Force Grants
    Accuracy of Performance Data
    Conclusion
    Recommendations
  3. ADMINISTRATION OF COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AND GRANTS

  4. Goals and Accomplishments
    Reporting
    Fund Drawdowns
    Budget Management and Control
    Program Income
    Local Matching Funds
    Expenditures
    Indirect Costs
    Monitoring Subrecipients
    Accounting and Internal Controls
    Grantees’ and OJP’s Responses and Planned Corrective Actions to Weaknesses Found During Previous Individual OIG Audits
    Overall Administration of Grants
    Conclusion
    Recommendation
  5. EFFECTIVENESS OF OJP’S GRANT PROGRAMS FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

  6. Performance Data Reported by the OVC Service Providers and BJA Task Forces
    Achieving Performance Goals
    Direct Assistance to Victims
    Service Provider and Task Force Officials’ Views on OJP’s Human Trafficking Grant Programs
    Conclusion
    Recommendations

STATEMENT ON COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS

STATEMENT ON INTERNAL CONTROLS

ACRONYMS

APPENDICES:

  1. Audit Objectives, Scope, and Methodology
  2. Trafficking Cooperative Agreements and Grants Awarded by OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime and Bureau of Justice Assistance
  3. Department of Justice OIG Audits of Office for Victims of Crime and Bureau of Justice Assistance Human Trafficking Agreements and Grants from April 2007 through March 2008
  4. Office of Justice Programs’ Response to the Draft Audit Report
  5. Office of the Inspector General Analysis and Summary of Actions Necessary to Close the Report



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